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BACKGROUND The American Thyroid Association (ATA) recommends using ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) in order to evaluate supracentimetric and suspect thyroid nodules. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effective use of FNA before surgery for nodules over 3 cm in diameter. METHODS In this retrospective study, we analyzed the(More)
Research has been fighting against organ failure and shortage of donations by supplying artificial organs for many years. With the raise of new technologies, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, many organs can benefit of an artificial equivalent: thanks to retinal implants some blind people can visualize stimuli, an artificial heart can be(More)
Schwannomas and neurofibromas are benign tumors of the peripheral neural sheath tumors (PNST), representing 5% of soft tissue tumors. Cervical PNST are mainly located on the vagus nerve or in the sympathetic nervous system. The treatment is based on a tumor resection with preservation of nerve function. Classical surgery consists in total tumor removal(More)
INTRODUCTION Eosinophilic angiocentric fibrosis (EAF) is a slowly progressive, benign disease involving the mucosa of the upper airways or, more rarely, the orbit. It belongs to the spectrum of IgG4-related disease. CASE REPORT The authors report the case of a 61-year-old man who presented with orbital involvement (visual loss, pain, proptosis, and eyelid(More)
INTRODUCTION Liposarcoma of the hypopharynx is extremely rare, as only 28 cases have been reported in the literature. The cardinal symptom of liposarcoma is progressively worsening dysphagia. CASE REPORT The authors report the case of a 71-year-old man who presented with dysphagia, marked weight loss over several weeks and an episode of exteriorization of(More)
BACKGROUND Deglutition disorders are frequent in patients treated for cancer of the oropharynx, and are responsible for severe aspiration and, in some cases, may require the use of enteral nutrition by gastrostomy or tracheotomy. METHODS We present the case of a patient with a medical history of infiltrating laryngeal carcinoma treated by partial(More)
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